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7 Day Detox, Yoga, and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh

Nirmal Block B Gali Number 9 Vistapith Colony, Rishikesh

Yoga, Meditation, Detox Retreat and Ayurveda Centre Rishikesh

Rishikesh Yoga Home provides a life-changing experience of yoga retreat and meditation in the foothills of Himalayas, beside the Holy River Ganga. They facilitate both Himalayan and Riverside yoga retreat for 7 days. Additional to this, they provide yoga teacher training courses for 100 hours, 200 hours, 300 hours, and 500 hours. The team of yogis has beautifully designed the syllabus, based on the concepts of Yoga Alliance USA to share the best experiences of each course within the time you spend. It's not just yoga that brings them closer, it's their passion and understandings. Their yogis are well exposed in the field of yoga practices since their childhood. Therefore, they give the best of their knowledge to their students.

Meet the instructors

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Vikas , Yogi Mohan, Shailendra, & 1 More…
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • An introductory study of Indian philosophies
  • Opportunity to explore the Himalayas shrines and temples
  • Daily pranayama and breath awareness practices
  • Exploring the holy town of Rishikesh
  • Daily vegetarian meals with snacks
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Car rental
  • Conference room
  • Currency exchange
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Rishikesh Yoga Home offers you the lap of luxury and comforts making you feel at home even away from your home. Rishikesh Yoga Home offers you a sustained tradition of elegance and service.

You will never know until you experience. Whether it is business, leisure or conference, everyone wants to make the best use of their time.

The promptness and efficiency of the services will always meet your expectations. The hotel provides guests with an unforgettable stay experience, both in terms of luxury and comfort.

It features state-of-the-art facilities for travelers. Visitors prefer the hotel for its impeccable bundle of services it delivers and the world-class facilities that it provides your magical vacation in India starts right at Rishikesh Yoga Home which is the ideal place to combine business with a vacation for the entire family.

As a guest at one of the best hotels in the country, you will experience the traditional Indian Hospitality with excellence.

Program

Retreat curriculum

Rishikesh Yoga Home guides the students of Yoga to a journey of self-discovery and inspires to practice yoga holistically. Yoga is a process of integrating the body, breath, and mind. Focus is placed on other limbs of the practice beyond the physical yoga asanas.

Foundation of yoga

  • Introduction to meditation
  • Introduction breathing practice
  • Introduction to the concept and basic practices of relaxation

Pranayama

  • Introduction to pranayama practice
  • Sitting posture for pranayama practice
  • Basic pranayama practice: Nadi Shodhana

Basic yoga philosophy

  • Introduction to yoga philosophy
  • What is yoga?
  • Why yoga?

Basic yoga anatomy

  • Health and yoga

Relaxation and meditation

  • Practice basic relaxation techniques
  • Sequence of relaxation practices
  • What is meditation and what is not
  • Two to five minutes meditation

Daily schedule

  • 05:00 Morning bell
  • 05:30- 06:00 Cleansing
  • 06:15 - 06:30 Mantra Chanting
  • 06:30 - 07:30 Pranayama
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Hatha yoga (Classical)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Excursion time
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Basic yoga anatomy
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Tea break
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Relaxation and meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Free time
  • 21:30 Lights Off

Included excursions

  • Famous Parthmarth Niketan Aarti
  • Ganga river rafting
  • Himalayan and riverside tour
  • Local market tour in Rishikesh
  • Waterfall trekking
  • Visit of the famous temples across the city
  • View of sunrise

Instructors

Vikas Bisht

Yogi Mohan Jee

Shailendra Rana

Yogini Richa Mishra

Location

This retreat takes place in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation.

Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.

Food

Rishikesh Yoga Home provides three vegetarian meals, two herbal tea and a vegetables - fruit drinks daily to the yogis and keep them under a Sattvic state.

Sattvic food is the purest diet, the most suitable one for any serious yoga student. It nourishes the body and maintains a peaceful state. This, in turn, calms and purifies the mind, enabling it to function at its maximum potential.

A Sattvic diet will ultimately lead to true health; a peaceful mind in control of a fit body, with a balanced flow of energy between them.

Sattvic foods include:

  • wholemeal bread
  • fresh fruit and vegetables
  • pure fruit juices
  • milk
  • butter and cheese
  • legumes
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • sprouted seeds
  • honey and herb teas

Some points on food lifestyle of a yogi

  • A yogic diet should be complete vegetarian and Sattvic
  • A yogic diet should be free from chemicals and stimulants
  • A yogic diet should contain fresh food
  • A yogic diet should be at regular intervals, two hours before asanas, practices, and sleep
  • Take time to fast

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • White river rafting
  • Additional spa treatments

Spa treatments

During this training, you will be treated with one free Ayurvedic massage & 1 Traditional Mehandi Class. You can also book the following treatments for an additional cost:

  • Karma massage
  • Marma massage
  • Ayurvedic treatment
  • Anti-aging treatment
  • Physiotherapy
  • Stress management therapy
  • Neurotherapy

What's included

  • Daily yoga and meditation class
  • 1 Ayurvedic cooking class
  • 1 traditional Mehandi class
  • 2 daily herbal tea
  • 3 daily organic vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Asanas, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, and philosophy
  • Guidance from certified yoga instructors
  • Multiple local sightseeing tours

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Air conditioned / private room charge

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Jolly Grant Airport - Dehradun Airport (DED) is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet, and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Lucknow to Dehradun as well.

Once you reach the airport, you can opt for a regular taxi or bus service which is easily available from Dehradun to Rishikesh. The second nearest international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi which is well-connected with different cities across the globe.

Arrival by bus

Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun, and New Delhi.

Buses depart in the morning and late evening from the Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishikesh every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe, or a luxurious coach.

Arrival by train

The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometres away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express, and Mussoorie Express.

For those making the journey to Rishikesh, it is advisable to take the train till Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take about 45 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.

Driving directions

Driving up to Rishikesh is worth considering, as it is connected to other cities via the National Highway 58, which is in a good condition for most of the year.

The short stretch of hilly terrain may be a little rutted, but tourists prefer to take a taxi or drive up to Rishikesh. The drive from Delhi to Rishikesh would take approximately 6 to 7 hours.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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